I literally just finished this dress for Valerie to wear on her first day of first grade tomorrow. I used Simplicity pattern number 3859. Valerie picked the fabrics, trim (with a little guidance from me away from pink faux fur, sequins, and other such fabulous options), and the darling iron-on shell patch.
Another first day of school, another dress. How many years do you think she will let me sew first day of school dresses for her?
And will there ever be a year I don't get all choked up when she tries it on for the first time? Probably not.